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Sunday, March 18, 2018
North America

Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Captured In Mexico, To Be Returned To The United States

A rich Texas teen who fled with his mother to Mexico to avoid possible jail time for breaking his probation in a fatal drunken-driving crash had planned the flight in advance, even holding a farewell party, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

December 29, 2015

Obama To Welcome Canada’s Trudeau For Official Visit March 10

“The visit will be an opportunity for the United States and Canada to deepen their bilateral relationship, which is one of the closest and most extensive in the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

December 28, 2015
Trains, Railroad Industry, Transportation, Infrastructure, Oil, Derailments, Oil-Tank, North America, Federal Railroad Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Department of Transportation

Derailments Spur Push For Safer Railroad Oil-Tank Cars

Senate Democrats sponsor a bill to improve the design and safety of railroad oil-tank cars, which industry officials have flagged for years as in need for improvement.

March 31, 2015

Bill Dana, NASA Test Pilot Who Helped Usher In Space Age, Dies At 83

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The black sky enveloped NASA test pilot Bill Dana as his X-15 rocket plane stopped climbing at 306,900 feet and began teetering back toward the small brown stretch of Mojave Desert more than 58 miles below. “The horizon appeared as a ring of bright blue around the […]

May 8, 2014